Simon 0.4.90 beta released

The second version (0.4.90) towards Simon 0.5.0 is out in the wilds. Please download the source code, test it and send us feedback.

What we changed since the alpha release:

  • Bugfix: The download of Simon Base Models work again flawlessly (bug: 377968)
  • Fix detection of utterid APIs in Pocketsphinx

You can get it here:

In the work is also an AppImage version of Simon for easy testing. We hope to deliver one for the Beta release coming soon.

Known issues with Simon 0.4.90 are:

  • Some Scenarios available for download don't work anymore (BUG: 375819)
  • Simon can't add Arabic or Hebrew words (BUG: 356452)

We hope to fix these bugs and look forward to your feedback and bug reports and maybe to see you at the next Simon IRC meeting: Tuesday, 23rd of May, at 10pm (UTC+2) in #kde-accessibility on

About Simon
Simon is an open source speech recognition program that can replace your mouse and keyboard. The system is designed to be as flexible as possible and will work with any language or dialect. For more information take a look at the Simon homepage.


great that there is new activity. However, the ubuntu package is quite old. Compilation with failed in simonactions_automoc.cpp.o. I wanted to put the error message here, but didn't pass the spam :-(

By Dagi at Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:29

Morning Dagi
Thanks for your feedback. Please find a way to forward me the exact error message. Either or sending me an email (fux At KDE) or opening a bug in

By fux at Wed, 06/07/2017 - 11:16